Krista Detor

Pianist and singer/songwriter Krista Detor will be performing a home concert for Mountain Top Music on Sunday, Oct. 13. (COURTESY PHOTO)

HALE’S LOCATION — Mountain Top Music will be presenting multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Krista Detor on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m. in an afternoon home concert open to the public in Hale’s Location.

Detor began performing on stage as a teenager in her native California, but a restless spirit saw her spending her early to mid-20s living and performing all over America and further afield into Asia.

She settled in Indiana at the start of the new millennium, and began to focus on a recording career. Faced by the daunting prospect of finding a contract in a crowded and competitive industry, she chose to self-release her 2003 debut, “A Dream in a Cornfield,” an album written in collaboration with musician/producer David Weber. The duo’s diverse songwriting drew on blues, folk, country, rock and jazz, reflecting their years of experience spent soaking up musical influences.

Detor’s rich smokey vocals and earthy piano playing became the talk of the American singer-songwriter scene, and led to a second album also with Weber, “Mudshow,” which established her on the world stage with national and international prominence, including number one on the Euro-Americana Chart, and placement within the top 10 of the U.S. Folk and Independent Music charts.

Of Detor’s work, Rolling Stone says it’s “a small miracle,” WNC Magazine “soul-punching talent” and The Boston Herald, “All singer-songwriters should be this good.” She has performed with artists Suzanne Vega, Joan Armatrading, The Neville Brothers, Loudon Wainwright, Sam Phillips and John Gorka, among others. Her music has been featured on NPR and with Mike Harding on the BBC, and she continues to tour the United States, Canada and Northern Europe, as a songwriter, performer and seeker of inspiration.

Her latest original CD, “Barely,” was called “an intimate masterpiece,” and “superb and scintillating.” A new release this year, “Chaos Collisions & Clocks,” a best of collection, includes three new works and will be available at the concert as well as her past albums.

A reception after the concert will include light refreshments and a chance to meet Detor and discuss her music with her and others attending.

Advance reservations for this special home concert are requested and can be made online at or by calling (603) 447-4737. Directions to the concert will be provided with your reservations.

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